Samskip incorporates subsidiary in Finland
Within the development strategy, Dutch logistics company Samskip intends to fortify its presence throughout Northern Europe. It has founded a subsidiary in Finland with headquarter in Helsinki. This will allow the logistics provider to extend its network of shortsea connections.
Samskip has incorporated a new business entity in Finland. Its main goal is to develop grow shortsea, inland and freight forwarding (ocean and air) volume from the Northern European country. The new subsidiary will replace agency arrangements being used before. Starting from 2 August, Samskip’s entity in Finland will occupy new offices with easy access to downtown Helsinki and Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
“Customers can now benefit from our extensive multimodal one-stop-shop services to the UK, Ireland, Italy as well as to the Benelux while reducing their carbon footprint as part of our integrated network of shortsea, rail, barge and truck solutions,” said Johan van der Pijl, Regional Director for Baltics & Russia at Samskip. Besides the new subsidiary in Finland, the Dutch company is also planning to establish similar entities in states around the Baltic Sea, primarily Germany, Poland and Russia.
The Finnish subsidiary of Samskip will be run by logistics professional Atte Ingman, who has 30 years of experience representing European and Asian shipowners. His track record also includes establishing successful subsidiaries in Finland for shipping principals: former associations include some of the biggest names in the container, project cargo and ro-ro transport. “Atte has strong links with regional shippers and, while the office set up is his immediate priority,” commented Martijn Tasma, Samskip Logistics Director Global Forwarding.
By incorporating a subsidiary in Finland, Samskip will be able to offer more options in this market. “We need to be present wherever our customers need our services. By establishing a strong presence in Finland, Samskip will be offering a one-stop-shop solution for doing business with Finland, linking transport options in the Baltic Sea, across continental Europe, and beyond. Out of gauge and temperature-controlled loads offer special opportunities in this market and Samskip is fully geared up in terms of flexible tonnage and refrigerated capacity to take them. The value-added logistics solutions available through the wider group will also be fully deployed to support air freight, sea freight and rail freight services to and from Asia,” added Martijn Tasma.